Flagging off the outreach on Friday, AVM Ibikunle Daramola, the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Ground Training Command NAF, Enugu, said that NAF was using the outreach to appreciate its host communities for supporting its services in the state.
Daramola, represented by the Chief of Staff to the Command, AVM Michael Onyebashi, noted that the corporate social responsibility gesture was also being used to solicit further support and cooperation going forward from the people.
“NAF appreciates Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his support and partnership and we assure the governor that NAF will continue to ensure that there is peace and security that will guarantee safety of all in the state”.
Sqn. Ldr. Nelson Akinlose, Command Medical Officer, said that the turnout had been impressive, adding that the outreach had a full complement of medical professionals in their dozens dutifully attending to the residents.
Responding, Traditional Ruler of Orba Community, Igwe Evaristus Onah, said that the medical outreach showed that NAF does not only protect the territorial integrity of the nation but sees to the health and well-being of Nigerians as well.
“As a community, we appreciate and thank NAF for the medical outreach and other benefits being extended to our people. We also thank NAF for making Orba community and Enugu State part of its anniversary,” Onah said.
Another beneficiary, Pa Ignatius Nnadi, thanked NAF for the quantum of free medication to take care of his constant chest pain.
There were also free blood pressure, blood sugar and eye checks as well as hepatitis and test among others. (